Royal Blood have just revealed a new song and video for Boilermaker which was produced by Josh Homme and it has a serious Queens of the Stone Age kick to it!
Not only that, but the video stars musician, producer - and randomly - puppeteer, Liam Lynch; the dude who’s responsible for the 2002 track United States of Whatever, and several iconic clips from the likes of Foo Fighters, No Doubt, Eagles of Death Metal and more.
In the clip, a tattooed figure emerges from a hasty burial, throws on a leather jacket and multiplies like a zombie as he marches to the song’s pulsating beat. What follows is a striking visual tapestry of twisted rock ‘n’ roll tropes and disconcerting dreamlike imagery, which perfectly complements the song’s ambience. It also nicely resurrects Lynch's own clip for the aforementioned classic United States of Whatever.
Since performing the swaggering song, Boilermaker, in a live setting extensively in 2019, the tune clearly captured the imagination of fans with various live videos emerging on YouTube and numerous discussions on the Royal Blood sub-Reddit. So it makes sense that Boilermaker was at the forefront of the band's mind when it came to making their upcoming third record, Typhoons.
Given the fact, both Royal Blood and Queens of the Stone Age have previously toured North America together, and RB’s bassist Mike Kerr contributed vocals to Crucifire, a track from Homme’s Desert Sessions project, we think the collab is a match made in heaven.
Boilermaker is the fourth track to tease Typhoons and if you pre-order the album here, you’ll score instant downloads to four of the tracks including, Boilermaker, Trouble’s Coming, Limbo and title-track, Typhoons.
For vinyl-lovers, an array of special formats include a Zoetrope vinyl edition issued by Blood Records, which sold out all 3000 copies of its one-off pressing in just four hours and a deluxe vinyl edition which is limited to 8000 copies worldwide and is selling fast.
Check out the new video for Boilermaker below!
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